If you’re interested in rejuvenating your appearance with dermal fillers but nervous about looking “fake” or “done,” then this blog is for you!
FDA-approved dermal fillers are one of the world’s most trusted anti-aging tools for good reason. They offer immediate benefits with minimal to no downtime. However, like anything good in life, you can overdo it, which is why choosing an experienced and skilled provider is so crucial. Here are a few wise words to remember for your next dermal filler session:
Less is more!
With dermal fillers, you can always add more, but it’s much harder to take away. If you’re new to fillers, going slow is a great motto to follow because it will help you adjust to your fillers gradually. Abrupt, dramatic changes can be overwhelming.
The first 24 to 48 hours after your dermal filler session will incur the most swelling. This is normal and will subside without any interference from you. The best thing you can do to preserve your results is to keep your hands off your filler treatment areas! Unless you are receiving Sculptra®, which requires gentle massaging post treatment, all other dermal fillers necessitate a hands-off approach, as massaging can break down your dermal filler into smaller particles, which can exacerbate swelling or move your filler to an undesirable location. Your best bet is gently applying a cool compress to any swelling for a few minutes on and off as needed. We will provide you with exact post-procedure directions for your specific treatment.
Keep your perspective.
It’s impossible to see yourself objectively because you are you! There’s no way around it. What this means is that it’s easy to lose perspective when it comes to your appearance. You can think you need more filler when you don’t, or you can think you look obvious and “overdone” when, in reality, you look perfect! That’s why it’s important to keep trusted friends nearby, or consult with our expert injectors, who will gladly provide honest and constructive feedback when you need it most. Another helpful tip is to take before and after photos with your phone to remember your before-fillers look, which can help you from straying too far away from your natural beauty.